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Uber-lightweight Kortel Kolibri pod harness for X-Alps

Uber-lightweight Kortel Kolibri pod harness for X-Alps

We’ve just seen a sneak preview of the harness Kortel have made for the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. It’s an uber-lightweight Kolibri, and it will be flown by Nelson de Freyman (FRA3) and Antoine Girard (FRA2) in the race in July 2015. Apologies for the grain, but the picture shows a prototype of the harness which will be available in its […]





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Adrenaline Fastbat mini wing

Adrenaline Fastbat mini wing

Spanish manufacturer Adrenaline have brought out a new miniwing, the Fastbat. Available in 17 and 19m2 versions, Adrenaline say the Fastbat is fast and has a  good glide ratio. It is available in standard colours, or Adrenaline will embellish your wing with an image or pattern of your choice – just provide a photo or design and leave […]





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Synergy II paramotors for sale

Synergy II paramotors for sale

Claude Fiset of Synergy Paramotors dropped us a line to say that he is selling the Synergy II line of Paramotors. All frames are for sale at super discount for someone who wants to take over sales and production. Contact Claude by email or telephone. Synergyparamotors.com • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com. Subscribe […]





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Sky Anakis 3: EN A paraglider

Sky Anakis 3: EN A paraglider

Sky’s Anakis 3 is a beginner/intermediate paraglider, certified EN A and designed for optimum safety with usable performance and great handling for the low airtime pilot. Sky say: We have enhanced and refined all aspects of the Anakis 2 to bring you a genuinely new glider, which we believe will become a benchmark design forging its own new […]





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Kortel Kolibri pod harness: available in XL

Kortel Kolibri pod harness: available in XL

Kortel’s Kolibri lightweight vol-bivouac pod harness will soon be available in an XL size for taller pilots (over 185cm). EN and LTF certified in all sizes, it weighs just 2.1kg in the XL. Kortel say the Kolibri has superb levels of comfort for its weight and is designed for long flights. They say its separate leg supports make it more progressive in roll […]





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Video Teaser – The Unrideables: Alaska Range

Video Teaser – The Unrideables: Alaska Range

The Red Bull Media House and Freeride Enetrtainment’s speedriding documentary, The Unrideables: Alaska Range, is now available to buy or rent.  Starring Jon DeVore, Andy Farrington and Filippo “Ippo” Fabbi, the film showcases the sport of speedriding with “a blend of storyline and dramatic action footage”. Prepare to marvel at awe-inspiring descents that speedriding’s hybrid approach to […]





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UP’s 2015 rucksack: for long-packing paragliders

UP’s 2015 rucksack: for long-packing paragliders

UP have designed a new paraglider rucksack for 2015, which better fits modern longer-packing wings. It will be available in two sixes, M and L, and supplied with all new UP wings starting in the next few weeks. The company say: The new backpack is a quantum leap in carrying comfort, and is designed to accommodate modern, […]





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Tandem PG World Out-and-Return Distance Record falls in Kenya

Tandem PG World Out-and-Return Distance Record falls in Kenya

Hunter Marrian of Paraglide Kenya has flown a 211km out-and-return flight on a tandem from Nyaru in Kenya’s Rift Valley on 29 January 2015, which if ratified could break two FAI World records. Hunter and his passenger Evan flew a Gradient BiGolden XC, and details of their flight can be scoured and pored over on XContest.org Hunter wrote […]





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Video: Kangook Vikking modular paramotor

Video: Kangook Vikking modular paramotor

RSUltra / Kangook‘s Vikking is a modular paramotor design. This video has been made to show you its options, which include: Four cage styles –  Mikro, Lite, Vikking and Classic Four attachment systems – fixed J-Bars, intermediate arms, low swing arms and swanneck arms Kangook Multifit system – compatible with multiple engines • Got news? Send it to […]





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Ozone Chabre Open paragliding comp update

Ozone Chabre Open paragliding comp update

Registration for the Ozone Chabre Open paragliding competition will open on Sunday 8 February at 18:00 GMT. The friendly competition takes place from Laragne-Monteglin in the Southern French Alps from 26 June to 3 July 2015. The Chabre Vol Libre team say: Places will be allocated in payment order, so to guarantee your place, as soon as […]





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Fly Piedrahita’s live tracking system

Fly Piedrahita’s live tracking system

Fly Piedrahita have sent us this video explaining the latest incarnation of the rather natty live tracking setup that they will be using for their fly-guiding in 2015. (Fans of Dauntless Dan might recognise the style of Bristolian cartoonist extraordinaire aka Fly Piedrahita’s very own Steve Ham). All Fly Piedrahita clients are supplied with GPS trackers, so retrieve drivers […]





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Flytec release mandatory FLARM update

Flytec release mandatory FLARM update

Flytec will be releasing  a new mandatory firmware update for their FLARM collision avoidance system in March 2015. Flytec say that applying this update to all FLARM devices is crucial – devices which are not updated will stop operating after 31 March 2015. It includes safety features that increase the effectiveness and robustness of collision warnings, further decreasing […]





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Ozone Roadster 2 PPG wing

Ozone Roadster 2 PPG wing

The Roadster 2 is a sharknose, full-reflex PPG-dedicated wing that is suitable for a wide range of pilots, from beginners up. Ozone say it is fun, safe and forgiving, and for “Any pilot who wants to progress safely and push their boundaries with the reassurance of an EN B certified wing”. They explain: The Sharknose […]





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Nervures Whizz mountain and speedflying wing

Nervures Whizz mountain and speedflying wing

Nervures’ latest wing is a hybrid mountain and speedflying wing called the Whizz. They describe it as “the best compromise between low weight and durability, and with easy launch and landing characteristics in tricky places, and nice handling”. Nervures have a long history of making lightweight gliders, with the original Kenya dating back to the […]





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Additional S/M size for Swing Sensis (EN B)

Additional S/M size for Swing Sensis (EN B)

Swing’s leisure intermediate EN B wing the Sensis is now available in a new S/M size, for 80-102kg all-up. This is the fifth certified size, with XS, S, M and L sizes already certified. Swing.de  • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com. Subscribe to the world’s favourite hang gliding and paragliding magazine home





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Nova’s team colours for 2015

Nova’s team colours for 2015

Nova’s team pilots will this year be wearing red, white and lime green. Their team speed arms and their special Mentor 4 colours have been unveiled – so if you see a pilot on your local hill in these colours, they are probably good to follow! Team captain Till Gottbrath says, We hope, of course, that our team […]





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Ozone Sirocco: lightweight wing for PPG

Ozone Sirocco: lightweight wing for PPG

The Sirocco is a lightweight paramotor-specific wing from Ozone, based on the Speedster. Ozone say, It incorporates all of our knowledge learnt from the development of our lightweight paragliding range, along with the experience of our world championship winning PPG design team to bring a new concept to the powered market – lightweight. Weighing on average 1.5 […]





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France’s Honorin and Seiko win gold in Roldanillo 2015

France’s Honorin and Seiko win gold in Roldanillo 2015

After 10 tasks and more than 800km of racing, France’s Honorin Hamard has won the Paragliding World Championships in Roldanillo, Colombia. He beat 147 other pilots to win the title, forcing Michael Maurer into second place and Torsten Siegel into third. In the Women’s competition, Seiko Fukuoka Naville won the day, beating Keiko Hiraki (JP) […]





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Paragliding World Championships: Kirsty Cameron

Paragliding World Championships: Kirsty Cameron

Before the Paragliding World Championships started in Roldanillo we interviewed a few of the pilots in a bid to get to know them better. We’ll be running a few of those interviews here on XCmag.com during the competition. Here we catch up with the women’s winner of Task 8, Kirsty Cameron, 43. What’s your job? […]





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Paragliding World Championships: Tom Ceunen

Paragliding World Championships: Tom Ceunen

Before the Paragliding World Championships started in Roldanillo we interviewed a few of the pilots in a bid to get to know them better. We’ll be running a few of those interviews here on XCmag.com during the competition. Here we catch up with Belgium pilot Tom Ceunen, 45. What’s your job? Sales Director Where are […]





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